"Yokohama radiation testing facility: Resident personally detects 1,850 disintegrations per second in a liter of soil — 250 km from Fukushima meltdowns..."
Whip this baby out when its red light starts flashing and its deep beeping alarm system-broadcasts your personal cumulative overdose exposure- and watch the ICGA Computer Olympiad empty within minutes.
Determine the source of radiation leakages
Monitor ambient radiation anomalies
Monitor personal cumulative dose exposure
Detect radioactive elements in metal scrap
Check rocks from the earth for radioactivity
Teach or learn about radioactivity ( aside from computer chess you get the added advantage to learn about radioactivity )
> You would be too busy groping the girls on the bullet trains
> currently only 30 nanoSievert/hr, while in 2009 it ranged fom 20-44 nanoSievert/hr.
Harm, in your math 30 is not between 20 and 44?
I think one problem with (computer)chess is that there is so much farce: Everybody knows that for slow&mid-timecontrols Houdini 3.0 is the strongest (unassisted) engine (=a legitimate world champion; therefore i trust Martin's new TCEC way more than ICGA), and everybody knows that Carlsen is the strongest player and therefore the only legitimate world champion.
> Harm, in your math 30 is not between 20 and 44?
Yes, it is. So absolutely nothing is detected over the natural background. You did get that 2009 was pre-meltdown?
Being the strongest does not make you a champion. Performing does. My brother is the fastest driver in the World. He never won any Formula I titles, though, because he refuses to drive when there are also others on the racing track, out of fear for accidents. So F-I racing is really a farce, and this Schumacher is only a clown...
1) If your brother could REALLY perform laps faster than F-1 champions be sure that somebody would notice it and he would become the fastest driver (there are records just for this, you know) recognized.
2) Houdini COULD compete against others, it is just that YOU don't want it to. That would be like having Alonso for Ferrari being the best pilot (dreaming, but whatever) and McLaren having a say on his participation. Makes a LOOOOT of sense.
> ..., it is just that YOU don't want it to.
Uh? Where did you get that nonsense from?
Your claims are starting to be totally absurd: chess is solved long ago, your brother is the fastest driver in the world. Can you back up these claims with some actual proof, or is it 'HGM bragging time' again?
> Can you back up these claims with some actual proof...
Just check on the number of speeding tickets he got!
> My brother is the fastest driver in the World. He never won any Formula I titles, though, because he refuses to drive when there are also others on the racing track, out of fear for accidents.
First things first!
Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed - is not a good benchmark for making the assumption that your brother is the fastest driver in the "world". Taking a "real"car out on the track is much more challenging than he may think!
> Do you realise it is *again* Japan!? It is obviously clear that the ICGA has found no sponsors in the rest of the world!
One of the most expensive countries in the world. If they want minimum attendance, job done. Best for it to be in the U.S. or somewhere in Europe.
Saying that it should be in the U.S. is mostly wishful thinking. When is the last time it actually was in the U.S.? (Even though the ICGA rules say it has to alternate between U.S. and elsewhere!) There has not been any interest from anywhere in the U.S. to host it for almost a decade!
[quote]Event Country Participants Tournaments
2013 Yokohama Japan
2011 Tilburg The Netherlands 68 21
2010 Kanazawa Japan 100 23
2009 Pamplona Spain 57 15
2008 Beijing China 85 14
2007 Amsterdam The Netherlands 52 12
2006 Turin Italy 62 14
2005 Taipei Taiwan (ROC) 42 8
2005 Reykjavík Iceland 12 3
2004 Ramat-Gan Israel 36 9
2003 Graz Austria 60 14
2002 Maastricht The Netherlands 58 12
2001 Maastricht The Netherlands 33 7
2000 London United Kingdom 37 8
1999 Paderborn Germany 30 1
1997 Paris France 34 2
1996 Jakarta Indonesia 27 2
1995 Paderborn Germany 33 1
1995 Shatin Hong Kong - China 24 1
1993 Munich Germany 28 1
1992 Madrid Spain 22 1
1992 London United Kingdom 42 13
1991 Maastricht The Netherlands 53 13
1991 Vancouver Canada 15 1
Saying that it should be in the U.S. is mostly wishful thinking. Of course everyone would like that, for a change. (The ICGA statute actually specifies the event should alternate between the U.S. and elsewhere!) But there is absolutely no interest from the U.S. to organize it for decades. The list shows that the ast time it was in America was in 1991!
Prior to that -
Oh! h.g -you are such a tool!
> And it all falls apart after 2010!
Just out of curiosity: What exactly do you perceive as 'falling apart after 2010'? All tounaments you post list 10 engines, including Rybka, and the one after it 9, without Rybka. So to the unaided eye there does not seem to be much change, except that Rybka obvious could not participate...
Do you still live with you mother? I cannot imagine you married with kids!
My mother has been dead and buried for many decades, actually. And I retired to live from the income of my investments, and travel around. But I guess there is no chance meeting you in Yokohama. Which of course makes it all the more appealing to go.
> What the heck is 'Minkochess'!?
The predecessor of Umko. The author could no longer use the name Umko because of copyright.
Well, based on how this thread further developed, let me have a throw at it:
Because the average age of the forum members here is 12 years, or their mental development became arrested at that stage?
Gold medal to crafty or shredder, who cares?
> Gold medal to crafty or shredder, who cares?
I don't think they will participate. They can only play Chess, right?
International Chewing Gum Association =ICGA
Maybe this is a forum which deals with computerchess, but if I understand you, ICGA Olympiad will not have a chess tournament. That´s ok, without Houdini, Rybka et al. it would be a farce.
There will be a Chess tourney as well, but it is not part of the Olympiad, and you would have to register for it separately. But I gather you don't plan on going there anyway...
I hope there will also be a mini-Shogi tournament. My engine Shokidoki would stand a good chance of grabbing a World title there.
> The ICGA Olympiad is all about cutting-edge IA developments in Computer Games.
"In the Olympiad the most important games are Go, Shogi and Nonograms."
And , almost as an after thought-
"As usual  the Computer Chess Championships consist of the World Computer Chess Championship, the World Chess Software Championship, and the World Computer Chess Blitz Championship."
As has become usual
"Showcasing less then Competitive World Chess Software!"
> "In the Olympiad the most important games are Go, Shogi and Nonograms."
Yes, so? Go and Shogi are unsolved problems, where human experts stil have the upper hand over computers, but large progress has been made the past years. No doubt there will also be many papers presented in the conference about those.
Chess, OTOH, has been solved long ago, and not a single new technique was incoporated in Chess programs for almost a decade.
> Yes, so?
What do you mean? Yes So?
How does unsolved problems in Go and Shogi reflect how the ICGA Olympiad is on the cutting-edge of IA developments in Computer "Games". Since when does the ICGA take responsibility for anything that is Authored or Developed in "games"- let alone in the plural?
But of course it is of no interest to people for which writing a post on this forum is the superb achievement of their life. Mind you, we are talking about scientific papers here, by people that actually do research.
> where the participants present scientific papers about their newly developed techniques?
Who are the participants making such superb achievements of their life in research?
Lets see the list of participants.
At least we've debunked the idea that the ICGA is at the forefront of innovation. Anyone can host these games even the- Yokohama International Women's Club or YIWC.
And the only thing that is 'debunked' here is the notion that you would actually be able to understand what goes on in the world, and what others write. (As if anyone would still believe that...) It is of course Go and Shogi that are at the forefront of innovation. No doubt you only think that the Olympics 2016 will only a crappy sports event. Because you know, the organizers only HOST it. So it has nothing to do with high-level sports at all. And no one can show you the list of participants to prove you otherwise...
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